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Valerie Diaz Cruz
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  • Associate

Location:

Hazleton, PA

Phone:

Fax:

570-459-0729

Bio Overview

Valerie Diaz Cruz is a long-time resident of Hazleton, PA. She is a 2011 graduate of Hazleton Area High School and a 2014 graduate of Temple University, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. While at Temple University, Valerie was invited to and inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

In 2019, Valerie graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law and received a Juris Doctor. While earning her J.D., Valerie was a recipient of several scholarships (The Conwell Scholarship, The James Peter and Stella Liacouras Memorial Scholarship, and The Hispanic Bar Association Legal Education Fund Scholarship). She was a member as well as president of the Latin American Law Student Association. Valerie also worked with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of PA, served as a teaching assistant to the Honorable Juan R. Sánchez and the Honorable Mia R. Perez, and was as a Certified Legal Intern in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

Valerie has worked in and is very familiar with the Luzerne County Judicial System. From October 2015 through August 2016 she worked for Honorable Joseph D. Zola. During the summer of 2017, Valerie served a judicial internship with the Honorable Tina P. Gartley and from May 2018 through August 2018 Valerie was a Certified Legal Intern in the Luzerne County District Attorney's Office.

Today, Valerie focuses her practice on Workers' Compensation Law, Personal Injury Law, Commercial Litigation, and Family Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2019

Education

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Dean’s List
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 2015
    • Honors: Cum Laude
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Criminal Justice
    • Minor: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Luzerne County Bar Association, Member, Present

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
Our Blog

Statistics on business litigation over harassment

Businesses end up in court for many reasons, but you need to pay close attention to allegations of harassment and discrimination if you run a business. From major corporations to smaller firms, the impact of a harassment case can lead to all sorts of problems for...

3 effective strategies for preventing contract disputes

A Pennsylvania contract dispute has the potential to take time, energy and money away from your business. However, there are several things you might do to help lower the chances of a contract dispute arising and affecting your business’s bottom line. Per Inc., you...

3 signs a loved one may be vulnerable to undue influence

In Pennsylvania, individuals have broad discretion to dispose of their estates as they see fit. Therefore, Pennsylvanians often draft wills and other estate planning documents to keep property from passing through the commonwealth's intestacy laws. Sometimes, though,...

Laputka, Bayless, Ecker & Cohn, PC
Toll Free : 800-582-6452
Phone : 570-861-5905
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